First Look: iSlsk, p2p client for iPhone

The great thing about jailbreaking (and no, it's not this) is that a lot of smart people take a look at the capabilities of the iPhone and wonder how come nobody made a (insert program here) yet? And then go and develop said program.

Case in point: A p2p client for the iPhone

iSlsk, developed by Eric Castro, is Soulseek in native app form for the iPhone. It uses the Soulseek network to let iPhone (+iPod touch) users share songs with one another. Once the songs are downloaded, iSlsk imports them into your iTunes library for seamless playback. There is a lot of promise in such a program, imagine being able to download whatever you want, whenever you want.

There are still a lot of kinks in the programming, in fact, I couldn't even manage to start a download due to some bug. But reports are floating that Wi-Fi averaged 20 Kbps while the EDGE network ran about half that. Soulseek doesn't have the install base of a Limewire and is more known for being a hot bed for indie artists but this is a great first effort into implementing a p2p client for the iPhone. Expect more updates soon.

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Guy says:

Nifty app! I managed to download a song but it didn't import into the iTunes library. The downloads section gives a "Your FirewireGUID couldn't be recognized" error. Guess we will have to wait for a few updates.
It's so nice to see my fav computer applications cming to the iPhone ... Last.fm, Twitter (I love Twinkle) and now Soulseek.

Guy says:

And there you have it ... iSlsk update ... Running version 0.2b here (on firmware 1.1.3) and it works flawlessly ... I have an official iPhone app top 3 now: iSlsk, Twinkle & MobileScrobbler.

stanky leg says:

Can you provide more information on this? I was looking for this additional information, just bookmarked to check out the updates ;)